How Dan Slott made me pull his Thing

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  1. Primevil

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    This all started about a week ago when I was lurking around Newsarama's Marvel forum. I found a thread titled "does marvel stretch out their stories to suck our wallets?" and decided to check it out. A few posts in, I saw that Dan Slott was taking part in the debate.

    I read his posts and found myself rolling with laughter. Because of what he wrote, combined with my recent decision to read Fantastic Four, I felt compelled to try The Thing for at least one issue.

    As luck would have it, the local comic store still had #1 on the rack, so I bought it. And let it sit in my room for a week (hey, I was busy). But I just finished it and it was worth the wait.

    It was pure and simple FUN. I haven't seen that in a comic recently. As humorous as Cable & Deadpool and X-Factor are, there are plenty of serious elements to the plot. But The Thing doesn't have that. I can't wait to pick up at least #2 tomorrow.
     
  2. KA

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    dan slott rawks!

    buy she hulk!
     
  3. McBradders

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    She Hulk is teh win!
     
  4. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    why did they ditch the latino-named artist?! argh! he was awesome. :( 
     
  5. McBradders

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    Which one was that? I only read the trades so don't pay so much attention, but I liked the "simpler" art style to the more traditional comic-booky one. If that's any help.
     
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    thats the one. the simpler, cleaner style conveys the humor/subtleties better.
     
  7. McBradders

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    Yah, much more expressive.

    Although sometimes I feel like I'm reading Allie McBeal in comic form :cry 
     
  8. KA

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    actually, it is.

    o_O 

    *waits for dancing baby apparition to turn up*
     
  9. Spider Striker

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    I thought of it as more of a Harvey Birdman type thing.

    I liked Alley McBeal though....
     
  10. Wreckgar

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    I keep thinking of picking up Thing.

    Got a link to that debate at the Marvel forum?
     
  11. Primevil

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    The occasional one shot (like the upcoming Wolverine #41) is great, but you need a double sized issue to really tell a decent story in one issue in most cases. I enjoy long builds. My favorite comic last week was Moon Knight #1, IN WHICH NOTHING ACTUALLY HAPPENED. (NOTE: that caps locking was unintentional, but looking at it it works.) But it set us up with how Spector has been doing (jack shit) and keeps us excited for the next month. The best comic out today is The Ultimates, with it's epic 13 issue arcs.
     
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    I really enjoyed that Wolverine issue that Millar did in the concentration camp. That was a hell of a 1 shot.
     

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